History, Minor

History is a popular program, not just because it is a fascinating subject, but also because it encourages students to develop useful skills that will serve them in graduate and professional programs and in many occupations. Students of history find themselves in classes that are reading and writing intensive. They hone their thinking ability as they encounter diverse views of historical development to implement methods and theories used in analyzing and understanding the past.

History students do far more than memorize names and dates, for they must come to their own conclusions about the forces that have shaped humanity as well as the significance of historical events.